Monday, 18 August 2008


It is my nephew OLIVERs' 4th Birthday and I decided to make him a card using a Thomas The Tank Engine Kit that my mother in law June had brought back from America for me. Then the card idea kind of grew into this "like they do"!!!! So before I knew it I had ended up with an extremely long NAME book.

I am hoping that he will enjoy sticking in his own photos with his mummy helping him.......

I shan't bore you with all of the pages because they're all very similar but you get the picture right?

If you didn't see my original book that I made for BEN (Jan/Feb 08) then the process was exactly the same.
I used thin cardboard from scrappacks and measured the height of the longest letter which was the letter "L", this determined the height of all of my card. Then using the Basic Grey undressed momograms I made each strip longer than the last to the width of the next letter. The final 2 letters had to be on card joined together as they were longer than 12inches but I could hardly shorten his name!!

I am back on nights again so shall be busy for a few days. Enjoy your week whatever you are doing.

Love Ruth xxx


Tracey said...

lol at the way the 'card' evolved, funny how some projects have a life of their own lol, turned out cute and it will be much appreciated I am sure TFS XXX

LazyKay said...

What a brill idea, I love the book the card 'grew' into and I'm sure he and his Mum will too.


Jamie said...

This is just precious, truly a great idea!

Helena said...

He is gonna love it!!!!